numeral[no̵̅o̅′mər əl, nyo̵̅o̅′-]
- Numeral means relating to numbers.
An example of numeral used as an adjective is in the phrase "numeral equation" which means an equation that has numbers in it.
- The definition of a numeral is a figure or letter that represents a number.
An example of a numeral is 13.
Thirteen is a numeral.
Origin of numeralLate Latin numeralis ; from Classical Latin numerus, number
- a figure, letter, or a group of any of these, expressing a number
- the numerals of the year of graduation of one's class in college, high school, etc., awarded for participation in sports, activities etc.
Origin of numeralFrom Middle English, of number, from Late Latin numerālis, from Latin numerus, number; see number.
- A symbol that is not a word and represents a number, such as the Arabic numerals 1, 2, 3 and the Roman numerals I, V, X, L.
- (linguistics) A word or symbol representing a number.
- The word “fifteen", the Arabic numeral “15", and the Roman numeral “XV" are all numerals representing the number fifteen.
- (card games) A card whose rank is a number (usually including the ace as 1).
- Jacks, queens, and kings are not numerals.
From Middle French numeral, from Latin numerÄlis (“pertaining to a number"), from numerus (“a number").